Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Drone strikes good; water boarding bad

How is this not the most hypocritical foreign policy ever?
As the five men stood arguing by a cluster of palm trees, a volley of remotely operated American missiles shot down from the night sky and incinerated them all, along with a camel that was tied up nearby. The killing of Mr. Jaber, just the kind of leader most crucial to American efforts to eradicate Al Qaeda, was a reminder of the inherent hazards of the quasi-secret campaign of targeted killings that the United States is waging against suspected militants not just in Yemen but also in Pakistanand Somalia. Individual strikes by the Predator and Reaper drones are almost never discussed publicly by Obama administration officials.

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